Beatrice Opal Knight Childress

Published 2:35 pm Monday, January 18, 2016

Beatrice Opal Knight Childress, died at 12:35 a.m., Sunday, January 17, 2016 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
She was born January 25, 1922 in Chester, Tyler County, Texas, and lived most of her adult life in Groves and Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas.
Beatrice was an active member of First Baptist Church in Groves, enjoyed traveling with friends and her daughters and was an avid member of several 84 and card groups prior to moving to Silverado Assisted Living in Houston in May 2014.
A visitation for family and friends will held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with funeral services to begin at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Joe Worley of First Baptist Church-Groves will be officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Dutch” Childress, her parents, Christopher C. “Newk” Knight and Pearl Mae Mann Knight, her sister, Coy Lee Knight Watts, her brothers, Leon Knight, Virgle Everett Knight, Willie B. Knight, and C. M. Knight.
Survivors include her daughters, Phyllis Darlene (William) Trussell of Houston, Dianne (Craig) Carlson of San Antonio, and K. Robin (Larry) Smith of Bullard, Texas; grandchildren, Chad Michael Allman, Clifton David Allman, Craig Ross Carlson, Jr., Christen Laura Carlson Paquin, Leah Allison Smith Gunn, Laura Elizabeth Smith Garner, Lana Elisse Smith Walker, and great grandchildren, Lauren Allman, Henry, Charlotte and Hallie Paquin, Rowan and Madeline Carlson, Clark, Carys, Carson and Collyn Gunn, Fielding, Wren, Cannan and Laurel Garner, and Truett and Deacon Walker.
Friends wishing to make memorial contributions may send them to: First Baptist Church Groves Joyce’s Pantry Meal Ministries; or Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

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